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Glenville recognized for design excellence at 2019 BSA Design Awards

RODE Architects is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Design Citation by the Boston Society of Architects at the 2019 BSA Design Awards. The Boston Society of Architects announced the winner at their annual gala on January 23, 2020.

“We take pride in helping our clients achieve their vision by working with them from concept to fruition,” said Principal Kevin Deabler. “We are proud of our work throughout the city, and to be recognized by the BSA for this achievement is a great accomplishment for the firm. We look forward to continuing to bring forward-thinking design to the places where we live and work.”

The Boston Society of Architects Design Awards are the most prestigious industry awards in New England, recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations throughout the region. RODE’s award was in recognition of the Glenville Townhomes project – a three-story, eight-unit residential building in Boston’s Allston neighborhood.

Jury comments read:

"These townhomes stand out as something different, which they didn’t have to be.

The architect’s thoughtful diligence in working within the confines of city zoning and guidelines to make a memorable building is obvious. With clever cutaways and movement that responds to the street, this project is a positive addition to the corner it occupies."

“We are particularly honored by this award for the Glenville Townhomes, as it speaks to our process of getting the community involved in our design process early, and often, and successfully incorporating their feedback into the final design,” said Deabler. “The community expressed a strong desire for a smaller scale building that would enable the preservation of the two existing structures on the site. Faced with this and other constraints, we were still able to achieve the client’s program, and in the process designed a building that offers a striking, transitional moment between the adjacent building scales.”

from left: Principals Eric Robinson and Kevin Deabler; Glenville client Dmitry Baskin

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